Freewillism (2) Total Depravity

The second reason Calvinism rejects the entire notion of man having a free will is because Calvinism teaches that man is totally depraved. That is the first point in the famous acronym TULIP. Total depravity teaches that man is completely depraved; not just a bit here a bit there. His mind, thoughts, actions, emotions, feelings,... Continue Reading →

Freewillism (1) The Sovereignty of God

One of the fundamental teachings of Arminianism is that man has a free will. This teaching essentially says that man’s will is outside of the sovereignty of God. Thus, man is free to choose between believing in God and rejecting God. On the other hand, one of the fundamental teachings of Calvinism is the sovereignty... Continue Reading →

An interesting artifact that I found in my research on Martin Luther. It is an unused Indulgence slip from 1515. It was issued by Albertus and blessed by Pope Leo X. The space several lines down was where the purchaser's name would appear. The sale of  Indulgences would move Luther to write his 95 Theses... Continue Reading →

Rebaptism?

Should Christians practice rebaptism? Is there a Biblical basis for rebaptism? In my opinion there should be no rebaptism as there is no Biblical basis for it. But before I get into my arguments against rebaptism, I will give a brief history concerning it. Contrary to what many people believe, the Anabaptists (meaning rebaptism) were... Continue Reading →

The Christian Fish

I am sure everyone is aware that a fish is a sign for Christianity. But why? It is not because of the miracles of feeding the five thousand, the fish with the coin, the great catch of fish, or even the disciples being fishers of men. It is a sign for Christianity because the word... Continue Reading →

While We Were Yet Sinners

For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans... Continue Reading →

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